Action Lab: Val Tidone, Italy

In Val Tidone catchment there is mixed urban/rural land-use. Ground water is used for drinking water production and for zootechnical and agricultural applications.

Monitoring results from the regional authority ARPAE-ER revealed a non-adequate quality of the ground water mainly due to the presence of plant protection products (PPP) and nutrients. Agriculture is the principal contributor to pollution from PPPs and nutrients even if the vineyards contribution to the general contamination is not well defined.

Despite several measures adopted to minimize the impact of wine producers’ activities on water contamination, there still exists a low uptake of mitigation measures by wine producers in general. WaterProtect aims to determine the real vineyards contribution to the general contamination of Val Tidone catchment ground water by nutrients and PPPs and increase uptake of measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WaterProtect Core Partners

 

WaterProtect Core Partner: VITO WaterProtect Core Partner: ILVO WaterProtect Core Partner: EWP WaterProtect Core Partner: CSIC WaterProtect Core Partner: ECOLOGIC

 

       
WaterProtect Core Partner: Geus WaterProtect Core Partner:  Inagro WaterProtect Core Partner: PIG WaterProtect Core Partner: Teagasc WaterProtect Core Patner: UniversitĂ  Cattolica